"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
Here you will be able to find video and photos to accompany theNYCPRC Yahoo Group discussion forum's techniques used in helping birds.
We thank you for being among the few who care enough about the difficult lives of these wonderful birds to have come here and joined us in trying to make a difference by helping a New York City Pigeon.
As of 2012, New York City now has a wildlife care and rehabilitation center:
The Wild Bird Fund Telephone: 646-306-2862
565 Columbus Avenue
New York City, NY 10024
Columbus Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets on Manhattan's upper west side.
Because New York City itself provides no help for pigeons...
You yourself may be the bird you found's best or only hope. We will try to find someone with expertise and experience to help you, but more likely, as there are few of us in ratio to the number of NYC pigeons, we will hope to be able to work with you on caring for "your" injured, ill or orphaned pigeons.
You can't just release a Pigeon you rescued as a baby...
Contrary to popular opinion, baby pigeons do not know all they need to know straight out of the egg. Whilst it's fine to release a two year old bird that you have removed thread from the feet of where you found it, a baby or young bird needs special consideration...
These overlapping groups represent a core of people involved with caring for individual pigeons in distress, and with changing society's attitudes and laws to reduce the abuse to which pigeons and other animals are so often subjected.